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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Research & Science
  • Languages
    English
  • Experience Required
    Entry
  • Degree Required
    Bachelor
    • Province
      Haarlem
    • Date Posted
      August 04,2022
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    Associate Director Quality Release/Qualified Person

    Do you have a strong track record within the biopharmaceutical industry, and have experience in a leadership role in Quality Operations? Do you want to work in a dynamic operational environment where continuous improvement is part of our mindset and are you ready for a new challenge? Did you always want to work in a company where your work can have a real impact on people’s lives and well-being? We would like to meet you!

    We have an exciting new job opportunity at our location in Haarlem and are looking to hire an Associate Director Quality Release/Qualified Person

    Purpose of the position

    You are responsible for managing a team consisting of approximately 18 Quality Release Officers and 2-4 Qualified Persons. As QP (Qualified Person) you will also have final responsibility for the release of products for distribution to the market, according to country and product specific laws and regulations and applicable GMP requirements. You make an important contribution to the quality strategy within our Manufacturing Division Haarlem and the packaging divisions. You liaise with external suppliers, both within our Company and CMOs, who supply bulk products to be packaged in Haarlem. You will report to Executive Director -Quality Operations (Haarlem).

    Welcome in our team

    The Center of Excellence (CoE) Quality department (150 employees) is responsible for the site’s Quality management System ensuring compliance with GMPs and QMS requirements and procedures, Quality control and release of products, testing of incoming packaging materials, products and raw materials. To this end, the various departments maintain contacts with all other packaging departments and CoEs of Haarlem, but also with other our Company sites and corporate functions. Haarlem packages more than 40 different products for 150 markets all over the world. The complex supply chains of these products in relation to the large number of daily work orders offers a wide range of challenges to the Quality Release team.

    Primary responsibilities

    • Managing the team; responsible for training, personnel management, performance and appraisal reviews.
    • Final responsibility for release of bulk and Finished goods on time and within requirements (compliant supply)
    • Maintain relationships with QA representatives of supplying production sites (QP oversight)
    • Advise on compliance and quality related improvements and initiate and develop pharmaceutical policies and procedures;
    • Continuously improve quality within the packaging divisions, by monitoring processes and initiating improvement actions as needed;
    • Management of Deviations, change control and complains and coordinate any recalls;
    • Providing senior expertise on GMP requirements and regulations, standards and procedures.

    Your profile

    • WO degree in Pharmacy, Biotechnology, (or equivalent)
    • Qualified Person or has the opportunity to become one in the short term
    • Affinity with regulatory compliance
    • Minimum of 10 years of working experience within the biopharmaceutical, medical devices industry
    • Minimum of 5 years experience in a leadership role within an operational environment
    • Experience with LEAN SIX Sigma and improvement processes
    • Embraces D&I
    • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) in Dutch and English.

    What we offer

    We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

    • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end bonus;
    • 35,5 days of leave;
    • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates;
    • Solid Pension Plan;
    • Incentive Plan;
    • Travel allowance for commuting;
    • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development

    What we offer

    We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

    • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end bonus;
    • 35,5 days of leave;
    • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates;
    • Solid Pension Plan;
    • Incentive Plan;
    • Travel allowance for commuting;
    • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development

    For questions about this vacancy

    Please send an email including the vacancy number and job title to the following email address: RecruitmentNL@MSD.com.

    You can only send your application via our website.

    Who we are

    Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

    We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

    What we look for …

    In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.

    We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace

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    Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

    Employee Status:

    Regular

    Relocation:

    No relocation

    VISA Sponsorship:

    Travel Requirements:

    Flexible Work Arrangements:

    Shift:

    Not Indicated

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    Hazardous Material(s):

    Number of Openings:

    1


    Requisition ID:
    R187368

     
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